Articles tagged “tokyo”

Natural Disasters in Japan Led to First Tourism Drop Since 2013

Natural Disasters in Japan Led to First Tourism Drop Since 2013

Jeff Sutherland, Bloomberg

With the Japanese government determined to rapidly grow tourism ahead of the fast-approaching 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we can be sure officials are doing what they can to make sure visitor numbers don't continue to tumble.

3 days ago

Japan’s Torrid Tourism Growth Loses Steam Due to Natural Disasters

Japan’s Torrid Tourism Growth Loses Steam Due to Natural Disasters

Gearoid Reidy, Bloomberg

Some tragic natural disasters in recent months have led to the slowest growth in Japanese tourism in more than 5 years. But let's keep perspective. Japan is still likely to enjoy record tourism this year and next.

1 month ago

Tokyo’s New Digital Art Museum Wants to Draw Global Tourists

Tokyo’s New Digital Art Museum Wants to Draw Global Tourists

Kurumi Mori, Bloomberg

Tokyo has the opportunity to impress tourists from around the world during the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, and the destination is taking that chance seriously. An interactive museum is one way to capture visitors' attention — and get lots of play on social media.

3 months ago

Tokyo Disney Resort Is Getting New Lands, Hotel in $2.3 Billion Expansion

Tokyo Disney Resort Is Getting New Lands, Hotel in $2.3 Billion Expansion

Lisa Du and Maiko Takahashi, Bloomberg

Disney's theme parks all over the world are getting upgrades, and the consistently well-performing Tokyo resort is no exception. Of course, ticket price increases will likely follow.

4 months ago

Where to Find Japan’s Hidden Corners During Its Tourism Boom

Where to Find Japan’s Hidden Corners During Its Tourism Boom

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

In 2017 Japan saw double-digit growth in tourist arrivals from the previous year. So savvy travelers may look to avoid some of the crowds by seeking out these four towns that are appealing alternatives to better-known cities.

9 months ago

As Tokyo Tourism Grows, First-Time Travelers Still Have Basic Questions

As Tokyo Tourism Grows, First-Time Travelers Still Have Basic Questions

Linda Lombardi, Associated Press

Answers for all those questions you might have if you're a first-time traveler to Japan but might be too afraid to ask about.

2 years ago

One of the Most Zen Hotels on Earth Opens in Frenetic Tokyo

One of the Most Zen Hotels on Earth Opens in Frenetic Tokyo

Sierra Tishgart, Bloomberg

Travelers used to have to leave bustling Tokyo for the countryside to sample a traditional Japanese inn, or onsen ryokan. But in 2016 the Hoshinoya Tokyo hotel opened, bringing serene lodging to the city's center — topped off with a dollop of luxury.

2 years ago

Ex-Goldman Trader Sells Tourists Access to Top Tokyo Restaurants

Ex-Goldman Trader Sells Tourists Access to Top Tokyo Restaurants

Takahiko Hyuga, Russell Ward, Bloomberg

This entrepreneur takes a risk by buying up pricey meals at exclusive Tokyo restaurants, then re-selling them to foreigners. But with the city's cuisine being a huge tourist draw, and the language barrier being high, it looks like this venture is paying off.

2 years ago

Japan’s Popularity as a Tourism Destination Is Making It More Expensive to Build Hotels There

Japan’s Popularity as a Tourism Destination Is Making It More Expensive to Build Hotels There

Kathleen Chu, Bloomberg

Overtourism has a lot of unintended consequences. While the record tourism numbers are welcome by tourism organizations and businesses, Japan, especially Tokyo, needs to prepare itself to welcome even more travelers both in the immediate future and in time for the 2020 Olympics.

2 years ago

A Stronger Yen Is a Major Concern for a Luxury Tokyo Hotelier

A Stronger Yen Is a Major Concern for a Luxury Tokyo Hotelier

Katsuyo Kuwako, Gareth Allan, and Finbarr Flynn, Bloomberg

Fluctuations in currency can often have a bigger impact than we might think on a destination's tourism business. The bigger question, though, centers on what the city is doing to address its shortage of hotels, especially in view of the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

2 years ago

The Next Three Olympics Are Headed to Korea, Japan, and China

The Next Three Olympics Are Headed to Korea, Japan, and China

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

No Olympic Games is ever without its troubles or controversies, and hosting the Games is never cheap. Given what's happened in Rio, however, it's clear that Olympic organizers are realizing they need to be much smarter about which cities they pick to play host: While it's an incredible honor and source of pride for the countries picked, it can also be a tremendous financial and logistical burden, too.

2 years ago

A Billionaire Buddhist Priest and His Disciple Want to Fix Tokyo’s Hotel Shortage

A Billionaire Buddhist Priest and His Disciple Want to Fix Tokyo’s Hotel Shortage

Katsuyo Kuwako and Chris Cooper, Bloomberg

Horiguchi and Inamori's approach to doing business could be a lesson for anyone in any industry: make money but make your employees, and the greater society, better for it.

2 years ago